Forced into a New 2 Year Contract - Frustrated Beyond Belief

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  1. raott

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    The number of cord cutters continues to rise. The number of dish subscribers continues to drop. Keep spinning and misdirecting. I’m done with responding to you. You are waayyyyy too emotional about streaming. It’s bizarre.
     
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    Guess you didn't look up what "plateaued" means, huh? Maybe you should ask for a dictionary for Xmas? I'll miss hearing about your tall tales about how streaming live TV that's ~8% distinct users vs. pay TV is the sky falling :rolleyes:. Let me guess... I'm making up those numbers too? Oh wait... that would be all the providers lying about their sub counts. Man, if you can't trust Statistica and public companies, who CAN you trust?

    You'd argue if I told you the sky was green and the grass was blue :D.

    What's TRULY bizarre is a person that hangs out on a DirecTV message board trying to convince the world to cancel when they don't even sub :rolleyes:.
     
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  3. mjwagner

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    Lots of folks here have been whistling past the graveyard for years...
     
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    Doing fun and educational programming projects is a whole different proposition than participating in Skype meetings or running off-the-shelf tax software.
     
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    You would do well not to disparage the only widely recognized operating system family that the Raspberry Pi runs if you're trying to support the argument that it is anything more than a simple learning tool.
     
  6. raott

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    Convince the world to cancel? You clearly have me confused with someone else. I don't give one iota who subscribes to what and I'm certainly not emotionally attached as you appear to be. Given the context of your rants and rambling, I suspect I was subscribed to Directv longer than you've been alive.
     
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    A Raspberry Pi, by definition, is a computer. I know folks who run their entire entertainment systems on Raspberry Pi’s. Saying it is just a “fun educational” “learning tool” is BS. And my Synology NAS has a computer built into it. I run many apps on it, database systems, web servers, etc..
     
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    Pi-based entertainment systems are no more computers than the Engine Control Unit on a 21st century Harley Davidson motorcycle. In the automation business, they call the brains a Programmable Logic Controller so there's less confusion.
    Sure it can do server tasks, but it can't comfortably run popular GUI-based applications software nor can it drive any kind of display device (the Raspberry Pi 4b can drive two displays).

    It comes down to what the Joe Sixpack pictures when they think about the term "computer". I don't think anyone would be happy running a server (SoC-based or otherwise) for their daily driver.
     
  9. James Long

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    "Joe Sixpack" is wrong and so are you if you are following the least common denominator for your definitions. I have had end users refer to their monitors as their computers - ignorant of the box on or below their desk that actually is doing the computing. Choosing to rely on the most ignorant answer is not best practice.

    If it makes you feel better call the PI a mini computer. Not all large case computers have the same capabilities so making a list of all the high demand software that cannot run on a long list of computers then picking the smallest capacity PI for a comparison is just wrong. The PI is a core ... one can build out a PI based system that can rival any other computer. Just like any other computer one should match the computer to the need.
     
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    Wow. You've got some serious issues. I'm calmly responding to your posts and you're going off the deep end further and further. You told us you cancelled your service, yet you continue to hang out on a DIRECTV message board trying to convince us to cancel too to make yourself feel better.

    You've had DirecTV longer then I've been alive? Interesting since DirecTV launched in 1994. Talk about "making stuff up".

    Not to mention I'm STILL waiting on your explanation on why I would cancel my $103/mo DirecTV service to pay $93 after taxes and fees AND STILL lose channels for AT&T TV?

    Next thing you're going to tell us is that we should sell our cars because motorcycles are cheaper, conveniently leaving out all the stuff that cars do that motorcycles don't.
     
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    You can run Windows 10 on a Raspberry Pi ya know... but who cares about Raspberry Pis? I wouldn't have a use for one, but its still a computer lol.
     
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    I'm not chasing after the "technically" but rather the "practically" meaning of the term. An Arduino or a Linux-based FTA receiver could technically qualify but they aren't practical for interactive day-to-day client applications and that's perhaps the most reasonable place to draw the line. The line between "computers" and "devices" is pretty blurry, but I'm guessing that most have an idea of where the threshold is.
    We've both been around long enough to know what a minicomputer (a savagely cost-reduced mainframe that wasn't shrunken enough to become a "supermicro") was. I don't think the term has a modern analog.

    My point remains that Plex doesn't require a "computer" or an nVIDIA Shield -- it runs on a number of "devices" as well as at least one router.
     
  13. raott

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    Move along. Your diatribes are nothing short of bizarre. Feel free to put me on your "ignore" list.
     
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    I thought you were going to stop responding to me? You are just making yourself look foolish at this point. Just stop.
     
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    Runs a standard operating system (such as Windows, macOS or Linux). Does not need to run all three. Does not need your personal approval to be a "computer".
     
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    Wikipedia thinks they are computers too:

    "Raspberry Pi is a series of small single-board computers developed in the United Kingdom by the Raspberry Pi Foundation in association with Broadcom."
     
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    Many "devices" easily run some flavor of Linux and a few even run a brain-dead version of Windows (at one time this included ATMs and cash registers).

    Perhaps the litmus test could be this: Would you tell your friends that you got a new computer if it were a Raspberry Pi?
     
  19. James Long

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    Raspberry Pi owners would. :) Now lets move on ... enough said on the off-topic.
     
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    Yeah I tried step 2 once. They sent me a replacement power supply.

    No point in arguing, I made them overnight it and then called the next day


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